figure of eight

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a knot having the shape of the numeral 8


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During those figure eights I don't recall heating a sound above a whisper.
Fundamentally, bellydance is a composite dance of circles and figure eights, pelvic motion, rhythmic step patterns, isolated muscle control, and codified gestures coupled with costuming that rattles, jingles, or shakes.
The cast of five gathered on the rug and began a mesmerizing salsa, then transformed into dervishes, carving overlapping figure eights.
Prosecuting Yvonne Jobling said after driving on the embankment he began to drive in figure eights on the road.
Dad was my Olympic gold medallist, as he wove back and forth on the ice, doing crossovers, figure eights and spread eagles.
Olesen descended in a series of figure eights over the field, managing his energy so as to arrive at the proper high key altitude.
Racing continues tonight at Irwindale Speedway with the NASCAR Late Models, Ultra Wheels Super Trucks, NASCAR Super Stocks, figure eights and demolition derby.
Inspired by all the attention given the Winter Olympics in Saravejo this month, you may want to rush down to the nearest ice rink, strap on the blades, and brush up on your figure eights or speed up your slap shot.
I don't have any other place to go to,'' said Mele, who practices her figure eights and spins four to five hours a day on the regulation-size rink on Van Nuys Boulevard near Parthenia Street.
Racing continues Saturday at Irwindale Speedway with NASCAR Super Late Models Twin 40s, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, USAC Three-Quarter Midgets and figure eights.
Coverage is so complete at Snow Summit that locals are making figure eights down off-trail spots that haven't seen the bottoms of skis since the late 1970s.
For instance, in the Neil Young-like psychedelic rock track ``Graze,'' Kowalczyk sings, ``The artist does figure eights, but will he stand the test of time - or will he rot like the mission that tried too hard?